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Great Strides for Women’s Health Under the Affordable Care Act

Fri, 2015-01-09 12:41

Ed. note: This is cross-posted on The Huffington Post. See the original post here.
President Obama has said repeatedly that “when women succeed, America succeeds.” And over the past year, millions of women have gained the security of knowing that their professional, academic, financial, and personal dreams will not be put in jeopardy if they face a health challenge. Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) released a report detailing the important strides we have made in women’s health as a result of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). 

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West Wing Week: 1/9/15 or, "SOTU Spoiler Alert!"

Fri, 2015-01-09 12:25

This week, the President traveled to Michigan and Arizona to preview new policy initiatives from his upcoming State of the Union address on January 20. His actions will focus on helping middle-class families buy a home and land solid, good-paying jobs. That's January 2 to January 8 or, "SOTU Spoiler Alert!"

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Promoting Spectrum Sharing In the Wireless Broadband Era

Fri, 2015-01-09 11:21

Cross blog post by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration In the summer of 2010 -- just three years after the introduction of the iPhone -- President Obama called on the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to collaborate with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to free up critical radio spectrum to fuel the breakneck growth of the wireless broadband market.

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The Faces of Health Care: Katherine R.

Fri, 2015-01-09 10:09

"We were just about to be a statistic: being over 50 and experience a decline in work and health simultaneously. I'm sure Obamacare is why we are still in our home today." 

 
Self-employed for 32 years in Portland, Oregon, Katherine R. and her family had to pay for health care completely out of pocket and could never rely on unemployment during hard times -- "a luxury most folks take for granted." 
But the Affordable Care Act came just in time for her and her family.
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How trade stats can help US businesses expand abroad

Fri, 2015-01-09 09:40

Guest blog
post by Dale Kelly, Chief of the International Trade Management Division, U.S.
Census Bureau

International
markets provide an opportunity for U.S. businesses to increase sales and
overall competitiveness, but knowing how to get started and learning about
foreign markets can be daunting. The U.S. Census Bureau can help.

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The Employment Situation in December

Fri, 2015-01-09 09:30

Today’s solid employment report caps off a strong year for the U.S. labor market, which achieved a number of important milestones in 2014. Total job growth last year was the strongest since 1999, while the unemployment rate fell at the fastest pace in three decades. Although nominal wages fell in December, inflation-adjusted wages have generally been rising, and job growth has picked up in sectors that traditionally provide good, middle-class jobs.

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Email: "Reclaiming the American Dream"

Thu, 2015-01-08 19:32

This afternoon, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro sent the following message to the White House email list. In it, he highlights the progress our housing market has made during President Obama's time in office, and how a new directive from the President will help more American families purchase their own homes.
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Commerce General Counsel Kelly Welsh to Discuss Legal Reform in China

Thu, 2015-01-08 18:31

Guest blog
post by Kelly Welsh, General Counsel, U.S. Department of Commerce

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The President Proposes to Make Community College Free for Responsible Students for 2 Years

Thu, 2015-01-08 18:16

President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, delivers remarks on college affordability at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tenn., Jan. 9, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama Announces Plans to Save Americans Money on Homeownership

Thu, 2015-01-08 14:33

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix, Az., Jan. 8, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.
Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

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